Forgot your password?
typodupeerror
Medicine Biotech Science

Cold Sore Virus May Be Alzheimer's Smoking Gun 285

Posted by kdawson
from the you-must-remember-this dept.
Science Daily is reporting that the virus behind cold sores has been found to be a major cause of the insoluble protein plaques found in the brains of Alzheimer's disease sufferers. Researchers believe the herpes simplex virus is a significant factor in developing the debilitating disease and could be treated by antiviral agents such as acyclovir, which is already used to treat cold sores and other diseases caused by the herpes virus. Another future possibility is vaccination against the virus to prevent the development of Alzheimer's in the first place. The research was just published in the Journal of Pathology (abstract).
This discussion has been archived. No new comments can be posted.

Cold Sore Virus May Be Alzheimer's Smoking Gun

Comments Filter:

The F-15 Eagle: If it's up, we'll shoot it down. If it's down, we'll blow it up. -- A McDonnel-Douglas ad from a few years ago

Working...